Two Oak Cliff neighbors were shot and killed in separate incidents within blocks of each other over two days recently.

Police responded to a call and found 48-year-old Ana Ramos Pacheco dead from a gunshot wound at 2510 W. Brooklyn around 10:45 a.m. Friday, May 6.

No suspect has been identified in that case.

The following day, a man was shot and killed a few blocks away in the 2400 block of Grafton.

The Dallas Police Department also reports a third homicide at 1:45 p.m. Friday, May 6, in West Dallas, in the 2800 block of Guymon.

Altogether, there were three murders in Dallas on Friday alone; a third occurred in Far North Dallas.

The murder rate in Dallas is on an upswing, having nearly doubled since last year. Overall violent crime is up about 30 percent over last year.